Interested in a Law-related degree program, but don't know what is available?

While you cannot major or minor in law school preparation, Frostburg State has a number of programs that will put you on track for entering law school. Our degree programs offer a broad, liberal education that many law schools prefer. From a combined bachelor and Juris Doctor (JD), a double major with dual-degree option, to tracks and concentrations in other majors, our programs will help you strive to acquire exceptional ability in communication; gain critical understanding of human values and institutions; and develop understanding in the use of various types of reasoning.

 

Computer Science

A degree in Computer Science will prepare you to enter Law School and engage with the ever-entangled laws and policies related to technology. Computer Science teaches many recommendations of the American Bar Association, such as problem-solving, researching, and relationship-building. Gain an understanding of how large datasets, logs, and other aspects of your degree can give a clearer picture of a murky situation, and develop a refined sense of intellectual property rights and privacy issues in your Ethics Course.

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Law/Juris Doctor (JD) Combined Program

Earn a bachelor's degree and an advanced law degree in six years instead of the usual seven with Frostburg State's combined Bachelor of Science in Law/Juris Doctor combined program with the University of Baltimore Law School. A combined bachelor’s and juris doctor program that saves you time and tuition – without compromising value!

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Law and Society

Frostburg State University’s law and society bachelor’s degree program ranks as one of the most popular undergraduate majors at the university. Choose from two concentrations: criminal justice, which is focused on law enforcement, or legal studies, which prepares students for law school or work in the court system.

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Law and Society and Philosophy Double Major, with Dual-Degree Option 

This combined pathway will allow you to complete two sequences of courses that provide strong preparation for law school in as little as three years. Then, you can take your fourth year to finish a Bachelor’s Degree from Frostburg State or take advantage of our partnership with the University of Baltimore School of Law to start law school a year early. If you choose this option, the courses you take at UBalt Law will count as Frostburg credits, so after a year of law school, you will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State. Then you can complete a law degree in just two more years—a total of only six years for both a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate degree. 

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Philosophy

With a highly customizable program that pairs well with numerous other majors and minors, Frsotburg's Philosophy program offers you intriguing choices no matter what your interests are. Philosophy has a Law School Preparation track whose orientation is dominantly philosophy—in particular, the construction, logical analysis, and assessment of argument. Study with unique and personable teachers ready to welcome you and learn in a small class environment that allows our professors to individually mentor you and that allows you to discuss and debate ideas with other students.

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Political Science

Political science is one of the oldest academic disciplines. Frostburg State’s bachelor degree in political science helps you develop an understanding of the theory, institutions and processes associated with politics in the United States, other nations and between nations. Concentrate your political science studies in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or public policy. You can join other political science graduates in beginning a career in the government or use the program as a springboard to graduate or law school.

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